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Orders of Dress

The following section outlines the specific Orders of Dress used at 199 Squadron.  Information on further orders of dress used at Summer Training Centres can be found in CATO 55-04 - Air Cadet Dress Instructions.

Each new cadet who joins 199 Squadron will be issued a navy blue t-shirt to be worn until they are issued a uniform. The T-Shirt shall be tucked in and worn in conjunction with the Civilian Attire direction below.  

C1 - Ceremonial Dress

The C1 - Ceremonial Dress is to be worn during formal ceremonies or parades, church services, funerals or as part of a Guard of Honour.  This is the highest level of dress worn by Air Cadets.

This order of dress includes:
  • Air Cadet Wedge;
  • Shirt with Necktie;
  • Tunic;
  • Trousers or Slacks;
  • Belt;
  • Boots;
  • Medals and Pins; and
  • Cloth or Embroidered Pilot Wings.
At 199 Squadron this order of dress will be worn for certain Ceremonial Parades, the Annual Ceremonial Review and other events as ordered.


C2 - Routine Training Dress

The C2 - Routine Training Dress is to be worn during routine day to day training, parades, appropriate social occasions and other occasions as ordered.

This order of dress includes:
  • Air Cadet Wedge;
  • Shirt with Necktie;
  • Tunic;
  • Trousers or Slacks;
  • Belt;
  • Boots;
  • Medal Ribbons and Pins; and
  • Cloth or Embroidered Pilot Wings.
At 199 Squadron this order of dress is used for routine training nights during the Winter Dress period (1 Nov to 31 Mar Annually) and at certain Community Service or Social Events.
C2 - Routine Training Dress

C2-A - Routine Training Dress

The C2-A - Routine Training Dress is to be worn only during indoor training and other occasions as ordered.

This order of dress includes:
  • Air Cadet Wedge;
  • Shirt with Necktie and Rank Slip-ons;
  • Trousers or Slacks;
  • Belt;
  • Boots;
  • Medal Ribbons and Certain Pins; and
  • Metal Pilot Wings.
At 199 Squadron this order of dress is used for any time where the C2 dress is normally ordered however the situation dictates the Tunic should be removed for training purposes.
C2-A - Routine Training Dress

C2-B - Routine Training Dress

The C2-B - Routine Training Dress is to be worn during routine day to day training, parades, appropriate social occasions and other occasions as ordered.

This order of dress includes:
  • Air Cadet Wedge;
  • Shirt without Necktie;
  • Trousers or Slacks;
  • Belt;
  • Boots;
  • Medal Ribbons and Pins; and
  • Metal Pilot Wings.
At 199 Squadron this order of dress is used for routine training nights during the Summer Dress period (1 Apr to 31 Oct Annually) and at certain Community Service or Social Events.
C2-B - Routine Training Dress

C8 - Mess Dress

The C8 - Mess Dress is to be worn at Mess or Formal Dinners and other occasions as ordered.

This order of dress includes:
  • Air Cadet Wedge
  • White Collared Dress Shirt with Black Bow-tie;
  • Tunic;
  • Trousers or Slacks;
  • Belt;
  • Boots'
  • Medal Ribbons and Pins; and
  • Cloth or Embroidered Pilot Wings.
At 199 Squadron this order of dress is used during the annual Holiday Mess Dinner and other Social Occasions as ordered.  The Squadron does not issue the white dress shirt or black bow-tie, these items may be purchased at the Cadets expense.

C8 - Mess Dress

Civilian Attire

At certain times the wearing of the Air Cadet Uniform may not be appropriate for the training being conducted.  At these times Cadets will be ordered to wear appropriate Civilian Attire.

The following guidelines shall be followed:
  • Clothing shall be clean and free of rips or tears;
  • Clothing shall not display profanity or offensive images;
  • Clothing shall cover the midriff and shoulder area;
  • Clothing must be suitable for the training being conducted; and
  • Clothing must be appropriate for the weather.
At 199 Squadron appropriate civilian attire is used for certain training days where the uniform would negatively impact training as well as at most Optional Training Activities.  


Sports Attire

For activities where Cadets are undergoing physical fitness training Sports Dress shall be worn.  This includes recreational sports training and the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Sport Dress must follow the same guidelines as Civilian Attire with the following considerations:
  • Appropriate footwear (e.g. Runners) must be worn;
  • For indoor activities non-marking soles are required;
  • Clothing should allow for the mobility required for the activity;
  • Jeans shall not be worn; and
  • Clothing must be appropriate for the weather;
At 199 Squadron Sports Dress is used for Physical Fitness Training and at certain Optional Training Activities.
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Field Uniform

The Cadet Field Training Uniform may be worn by Cadets during Squadron Field Training Exercises.  The official Field Training Uniform consists of the CF Olive Drab Patterned Combat Clothing with Cadet Rank Slip-ons and the Air Cadet Tilly Hat, Toque or Blue Beret with Air Cadet Cap Badge.

Other civilian patterned camouflage clothing may be worn however is not to be worn in conjunction with the beret or rank.

At 199 Squadron the Field Training Uniform is used by graduates of the Survival Instructor Course and other Senior Cadets in Leadership roles during the Survival Training Exercises.